Well, the WC is behind us and we had enough time to analyze what happened, where our teams made a mistake etc. My home team, Serbia & Montenegro did the worst possible job! Not trying to make any excuses but the fact is that those boys have played under a name and colors of a country that does not exist anymore, with national anthem of a country that fell apart 15 years ago. Not to mention lousy referees, upon whome I think this WC will be remebered and the fact that everything was so well organized. But the fact is that not only Serbia was "robbed", but also other countries like Australia. If that nonexistant 16m penalty wasn't whistled for Italy in the last moment, they wouldn't have been where they are. Everybody is laughing at Zidane, but his reaction was human. The italian person wasn't punished for verbal hurrasment. Calling Zidanes female family members, including his little doughter, terrorist whores would've made anyone react even worse than what this great Player had done...
But, it is all behind us and we must concentrate to the qualifications for 2008 :)
As you all know, Stuttgart was one of the hosting cities at WC. Here is the atmosphere from the main square where big video screens were set for those that haven't been lucky to be at the stadium.
Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt airport
If you happen to get the train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt Airport, you can check-in your luggage at Stuttgart train station, provided you are going on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, so you dont have to worry about dragging your suitcases off the train when you get to Frankfurt airport train station, it is all taken off for you - cool eh? :)
A single ticket for this route costs €44.60
The pioneers of the motorcar were Gottleib Daimler and Carl Benz, who, separately, began to make cars at the end of the 19th century. The impressive Mercedes-Benz Museum tells the story of their partnership via recorded commentary amid numerous gleaming vehicles. The 100 automobiles on display include the first car ever built. Mercedes-Benz also runs free tours of its Sindelfingen plant.
This huge glass cube is Stuttgart's newest museum, a city art museum which opened on March 5, 2005.
Actually it's even bigger than it looks, because most of it is underground. The eleven (if I've counted correctly) floors of the visible cube will be used for special exhibitions that will change several times a year, whereas the permanant exhibits will be down below street level.
Second photo: Here are the opening times and contact details of the new art museum, as printed on the front door, with parts of the Castle Square and various people reflected in the glass.
The Wurttemberg's state museum is vast, taking up a large section of the palace itself, and tracing the history of the region through artifacts and exhibits. There is lots to see here, from many time periods, including pre-history, Roman and Celtic. It's hard to pick a favourite as there is so many fascinating things to see, but I loved the huge 2,500 year old standing stone from Tubingen, pictured here, and the strangely rude Bauer Niederlande figurine. In the entrance to the Museum, which is free to wander around, there is also a wonderful model of what the town looked like back in earlier centuries, with the palace, moat and tumble down houses of the medieval period, and the town before it even was a town.
To see the entire museum you need to pay 3 euros, and you will find it open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. It is closed Mondays, unless it is a public holiday.